Insight and Analysis

Fernandez ready to build off strong opening campaign with REDBLACKS

May 26, 2020 | Staff
After joining the Ottawa REDBLACKS midway through the 2019 season, Jerod Fernandez is ready to make an impact and anchor the middle of the field for a Mike Benevides-led defensive unit that is ...

O’Leary: Win-and-host could suit the Ticats

May 26, 2020 | Chris O'Leary
A win-and-host model of the Grey Cup is a big break from tradition. If the season worked out that way, senior writer Chris O’Leary asks if there’s a better story than the ...

In conversation with O’Shea about success, upcoming season

May 22, 2020 | Ed Tait’s Ed Tait had a chat with head coach Mike O’Shea about repeating as Grey Cup champions this year.

CFL Game in 40: Overtime magic

May 21, 2020 | Kristina Costabile
This week’s CFL Game in 40 features some overtime magic in a contest between the Montreal Alouettes and Calgary Stampeders in Week 10.

O’Leary: 5 Takeaways from the commissioner’s town hall

May 20, 2020 | Chris O'Leary senior writer Chris O’Leary looks at the main takeaways from commissioner Randy Ambrosie’s town hall, held earlier on Wednesday on

Dean excited to start second stint with Tabbies on right foot

May 19, 2020 | Staff
Linebacker Larry Dean is ready to get back to work to try and help the Hamilton Tiger-Cats take home the Grey Cup after coming up just short in 2019.

O’Leary: Muamba staying positive, focused in delayed season

May 17, 2020 | Chris O'Leary
As he navigates the uncertainty that comes with a pandemic, Henoc Muamba remains positive about the future and is occupying himself with a passion project, senior writer Chris ...

Lattanzio, REDBLACKS ready to put tough 2019 in rearview

May 16, 2020 | Staff
Ottawa REDBLACKS defensive lineman Ettore Lattanzio is getting prepared to help the team bounce back from a 2019 campaign that saw them finish with a league-worst 3-15 record.

O’Leary: Picking a CFL version of The Last Dance

May 14, 2020 | Chris O'Leary
With eyes around the sports world on The Last Dance, senior writer Chris O’Leary would love to see a similar production about the five-in-a-row Edmonton Eskimos.

Lions, Rhymes meet virtually ahead of 2020 season

May 12, 2020 | Matt Baker
The BC Lions, and receiver Dominique Rhymes, are meeting virtually as they begin preparations for the 2020 season.’s Matt Baker explains.

Rebuilding the Boat: Argos moving pieces around

May 11, 2020 | Staff looks at an Argonauts depth chart that resembles very little of the one they fielded late last year and that is exactly what ‘Pinball’ Clemons and his team were looking to ...

Ward continues to break expectations, records for REDBLACKS

May 9, 2020 | Staff
After coming into the league back in 2018, Ottawa REDBLACKS kicker Lewis Ward continues to find new ways to push himself while breaking records in the CFL.

O’Leary: Lulay departs the Lions as a great on and off the field

May 8, 2020 | Chris O'Leary senior writer Chris O’Leary looks at the impact that Travis Lulay had on the BC Lions over the last decade, after Lulay moved back to his Oregon hometown to join his family business.

Riders roster designed to push club to the Cup

May 8, 2020 | Staff
The Riders were a fluke play away from getting to the show for the first time since 2013 which is why despite the bitter ending to 2019, the team did not overhaul sections of their roster. 

Lucky 13: How Czech-Canadian DE Alain Pae landed with the Esks

May 7, 2020 | Roger Kelly’s Roger Kelly details Alain Pae’s journey from the Czech Republic to the University of Ottawa and finally after the CFL Draft, to the Edmonton Eskimos.

O’Leary: Daydreaming about warmer weather and football

May 5, 2020 | Chris O'Leary
Missing football and warm weather, senior writer Chris O’Leary picks his favourite place to watch a summer game.

O’Leary: Teams adapted to remote draft challenges

May 4, 2020 | Chris O'Leary
In a year that threw incredible obstacles in front of the evaluation process, CFL teams adapted and were ready for a unique draft, according to senior writer Chris O’Leary.

Nye: A tough but (ultimately) rewarding revisit of Riders’ history

May 1, 2020 | Jamie Nye’s Jamie Nye takes the tough trip down Riders’ memory lane to recall the 2009 and 2010 Grey Cups, which re-air on TSN tonight.

Ferguson’s Five Draft Thoughts

May 1, 2020 | Staff
Following the conclusion of the 2020 CFL Draft,’s Marshall Ferguson took the time to chat about some of the biggest talking points Thursday night.  

Nye: Taking stock of National inventory for all nine teams

April 29, 2020 | Jamie Nye’s Jamie Nye takes a look at what National players each team possesses heading into the 2020 CFL Draft and what direction they could go as a result.